The start of every year at UC Berkeley brings unique joys and challenges, but this fall is beginning like never before. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of students and faculty, moved all coursework online and quieted our usually hectic campus.
Yet the semester still goes on. Here, you’ll find unconventional reflections on an unconventional orientation, from tips for Zoom classes and online hangouts with friends to campus resources you can utilize virtually.
Whether you’re living in Berkeley or all the way across the globe, we hope this issue brings a slice of campus life into your home. We may be spending this fall in the cloud, but we Bears can still find a way to make the semester special.
— Luke Stiles
— Hanna Lykke
Given the movement into and around the city of Berkeley, many may be wondering if or how they should get tested.
— Surina Khurana
— Claire Daly
— Gisselle Reyes
If you’re a sports fan, you can relate to the whirlwind of emotions brought on by the frequent rescheduling that college sports and major sporting leagues have done these past few months.
— Mia Horne
Fall 2020 will be an uneasy semester, especially if you’re an incoming international student. But remember that sometime in the future, you’ll experience the college life you always imagined.
— Eriko Yamakuma
— Lucas Perkins-Brown
— Emily Ohman
— Francesca Hodges
— Kate Finman
— Olive Grimes
Here are some fun new ways — online and in person — to connect with friends this fall!
— Taila Lee
— Zara Khan